UK biomass power sets new quarterly record

In the U.K., the latest Electrical Insights Report, produced by researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax, shows biomass generation hit a new high of 4.4 TWh during the first quarter of this year.
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Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA

President Donald Trump has released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts. According to the White House, the reductions are the most proposed by any president.
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Renewable energy jobs push 10 million globally

The renewable energy industry directly and indirectly employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s newly released annual jobs report.
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EPA to reconsider rules to reduce methane emissions at landfills

On May 23, the U.S. EPA announced a 90-day administrative stay of two final rules announced in mid-2016 that aim to reduce methane emissions from MSW landfills. The stay will allow the agency to reconsider certain aspects of these regulations.
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Lignetics acquires the Marth Companies

Lignetics Inc. recently announced the acquisition of the Marth Companies LLC, which includes manufacturing plants in Marathon, Athens, and Peshtigo, Wisconsin, as well as the Marth Transportation trucking assets.
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New York announces plan to reduce methane emissions

On May 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a methane reduction plan that, in part, supports energy production from biogas at farms and landfills across the state. It targets three sectors: oil and gas, landfills and agriculture.
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EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that nearly 1.79 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 17.29 million cellulosic RINs.
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California dairy digester program open for applications

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for project funding through its Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, which has enabled construction of numerous California digester energy projects.
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USDA funding supports AD research at Clarkson University

U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., recently announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson University. The funding will advance anaerobic digestion techniques for small-to-medium-scale dairy farmers.
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Researchers use waste lignin to make carbon fiber

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are converting waste lignin into carbon fiber and other products. The team fractionates lignin so that the high molecular weight fraction can be used for carbon fiber, with other fractions used for bioplastics.
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UMaine converts biomass to fuels, chemicals at pilot plant

A pilot plant capable of processing up to 1 ton of woody biomass per day into chemicals that can be used to manufacture bioproducts will be demonstrated in 100 hours of continuous operation at the University of Maine’s Technology Research Center.
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SkyNRG, AEG Fuels deliver aviation biofuel to EBACE

SkyNRG and AEG Fuels recently delivered sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.
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U of M startup enVerde to commercialize WtE technology

The Minneapolis-based clean tech startup company enVerde has signed an agreement with the University of Minnesota to develop a technology that converts organic waste materials into synthetic gas (syngas).
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Siwertell signs unloader order for UK biomass-fueled power plant

Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium, TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fueled power plant under construction in Teesside, Middlesbrough, U.K.
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Gevo’s isobutanol cleared for use in on-road vehicles in Arizona

Gevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state.
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Dalhousie University to update biomass energy plant

Nova Scotia-based Dalhousie University has announced plans to update its 30-year old biomass energy plant and steam distribution system. The $24.2 million project is expected to be complete by May 2018.
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UK REA launches landfill gas group

In response to demand from its members, the U.K. Renewable Energy Association has set up a group to cater for the landfill gas sector. The group has elected Ian Morrish of Viridor as its chair and Chris Parry of Biffa as vice-chair.
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Ryder San Francisco fueling facility offers renewable diesel

Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, recently announced that it has begun to offer renewable diesel (RD) fuel, at its San Francisco, California, fueling facility.
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